Postponement 11th World Congress of the RSAI | April 25-28, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey
In light of the March 13th terrorist attack in Ankara and the increasing concerns about security, the 11th World Congress of the RSAI, which was due to take place April 25-28, 2016 in Istanbul has been postponed to a later date. The postponement has been decided at the request of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
We are sorry to communicate this news, especially in light of all the enthusiasm and work that had been put into the preparation of the Congress. But you would appreciate that the security of delegates is of utmost concern to the LOC and the RSAI.
The RSAI is grateful to the LOC and, in particular, to its president, Professor Tüzin Baycan, for the excellent work done in the preparation of the Congress in what have proven to be increasingly difficult circumstances. We are also indebted to all members of the Scientific Committee and especially to its co-chairs, Professors Alpay Filiztekin and Raymond Florax, for their work in evaluating all submissions. We would like to extend also our heartfelt gratitude to the Turkish Ministry of Development for its generous support of the conference and hope that it will continue to support the celebration of the World Congress at a later date and the activities of the Turkish Regional Science Association.
A rescheduling of the congress is being reconsidered with the LOC in light of the evolving security situation.
Fees disbursed by participants will be reimbursed during the coming weeks.
Once again, many thanks for your understanding and support.
11th World Congress of the RSAI
The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Turkish Regional Science Association (Bölge Bilimi Türk Milli Komitesi - BBTMK) invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 11th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International. The Congress will be hosted by the Turkish Regional Science Association.
Welcome to the 11th World Congress of the RSAI 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
by Tüzin Baycan, Istanbul Technical University - Chair of the LOC
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The 11th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) will be held from April 25-28, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkish Regional Science Association will host the congress, and we expect the congress to attract hundreds of participants from the fields of economics, geography, planning and public policy, from different parts of the world.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 11th World Congress of the RSAI, I have the honor and pleasure to invite you to Istanbul where two continents, Europe and Asia meet.
Istanbul is one of the most magical and enchanting sites of UNESCO World heritage. It is endowed with unrivaled beauty complimented by unique harmony of ancient and contemporary, oriental and occidental. The city is located at the crossroads of civilizations and is the only major city in the world built on two continents. It bridges Europe and Asia geographically and culturally. The history of the city dates back 8,000 years, and having been the capital for three successive great empires, Eastern Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman, it has been a melting point for various cultures and religions.
The conference promises an impressive venue in the heart of Istanbul, a broad range of topics pertaining to regional science and regional policy issues and a diverse audience comprising of academics, policy makers and practitioners from around the world. We aim to organize a high quality conference that is academically rigorous, professionally relevant and socially entertaining. We also aim to make this congress a memorable and rewarding experience for all participants.
The participants will have the opportunity of complementary fun, taking pre- and post-congress tours to Aegean and Central Anatolian Regions of Turkey.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul to enjoy the famous Turkish
With warmest regards,
Prof. Henry Yeung
National University of Singapore
Prof. Ron Boschma
Department of Economic Geography, Utrecht University
Prof. Elena Irwin
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University